Posted by Richard Conniff on June 26, 2012
I was just loving this photo from Emilie Genty. Then those damned Facebook commenters had to point out that the toad is dead and probably intended as dinner. Alternatively, there is a youtube video of a chimp using a toad as a sex toy.
Either way, probably a good thing National Geographic isn’t showing the next few frames in this series. Photographer Genty, by the way, is a post-doc at the University of St. Andrews, researching vocal and gestural communication among bonobo chimps.